Weekend in Review: June 14-15

Weekend in Review: June 14-15 Photo © Donalee Eiri. For prints, please visit myderbyphotos.com/

With two weekends to go, the 2014 playoff picture is becoming increasingly clear … so let’s take a closer look.

D1A 9th: (6) Madison Outshines (10) Columbia, 265-125

D1A 9th: (6) Madison Outshines (10) Columbia, 265-125 Photo: Danforth Johnson.

ASHEVILLE, NC–The ninth place game opened up the final day in Asheville, and featured two teams with vastly differing experience levels. The 6-seeded Mad Rollin’ Dolls have been competing in top-level tournaments for as long as those tournaments have existed, while this was 10-seeded Columbia’s first-ever appearance at the top level. Experience won the day–Madison took a comfortable powerjam fuelled win 265-125 ninth place with it.

D1A: (8) Nashville Upends (6) Madison, 204-167

D1A: (8) Nashville Upends (6) Madison, 204-167 Photo: David A Carter

ASHEVILLE, NC–The opening bout of the second day in Asheville was a fast-paced and penalty-ridden bout featuring long stretches with only one jammer competing. It was a run of four penalties without taking off the star that ended Mouse’s morning mid-way through the second period and made Nashville’s win safe; they took the bout 204-167, and will play Houston later for the right to compete for fifth place.

D1A: (3) Windy Herds (6) Madison, 374-87

D1A: (3) Windy Herds (6) Madison, 374-87 Photo: Sean Hale / Hale Yeah

ASHEVILLE, NC–After the unexpectedly comprehensive demolition of Steel City by Minnesota, Windy City and Madison took to the track. Many might have hoped for a closer game; in fact, it was one point worse, with Windy winning by a comfortable 374-87 and progressing to the semifinals.

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